The release of Samrat Prithviraj this weekend seems auspicious for Bollywood. The big-budget YRF film, starring Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chillar, has garnered a lot of buzz. While the period drama has huge hopes, it will be released alongside the Telugu blockbuster Major and the Tamil feature Vikram. Adivi Sesh plays the lead, while Vikram returns Kamal Haasan to the big screen after a long absence. As of Thursday night, all three films are doing well at the box office.
Major is one of the most highly anticipated patriotic movies of this year & it is expected to have a very strong opening in the Telugu-speaking areas. However, considering that the movie is based on the events of 26/11, one can expect a decent response in the Hindi belt too. Major box office collection day 1 number are given here.
|Day||India Net Collection|
|Day 1 [1st Friday]||₹10.00 Cr (expected)|
|Total||₹10.00 Cr (expected)|
Based on the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who sacrificed his life during the Mumbai terrorist attacks in November 2008 and was awarded the Ashoka Chakra, India's highest peacetime gallantry honor, on January 26, 2009.